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Website terms

This website (Site) contains information, data, graphics, images and other materials (Content) prepared for and on behalf of the New South Wales Police Force (NSW Police Force Content).

NSW Police Force Content

The NSW Police Force Content is subject to copyright under the Copyright Act 1968 (Cth) and is owned by the State of New South Wales through the NSW Police Force.

Except as set out below, NSW Police Force Content may be reproduced for personal, internal circulation within your organisation (to the extent applicable) or non-commercial purposes without formal permission or charge, provided that you:

  1. include the copyright notice " © State of New South Wales through the NSW Police Force";
  2. do not use the NSW Police Force Content in a manner that might mislead or deceive any person; and
  3. do not modify the NSW Police Force Content.

Apart from reproduction for personal, internal circulation within your organisation or non-commercial purposes, you must not make any use of the NSW Police Force Content including but not limited to altering that Content in any way without the express written consent of the NSW Police Force. To obtain consent, please contact: The Director, Public Affairs Branch, NSW Police Force, Locked Bag 5102, Parramatta NSW 2124.

Trade Marks

This Site may include registered trade marks and trade marks that are the subject of pending applications or which are otherwise protected by law.  You are not permitted to use the State arms, seal or any other insignia of the NSW Police Force, or any other NSW Government logos or trade marks without express prior written permission.  The use of any "police insignia" as defined in section 203 of the Police Act 1990 (NSW) except as permitted by that section (for example, with the express written approval of the NSW Commissioner of Police) is an offence and may lead to criminal prosecution.

The NSW Police Force's policies prohibit it from sponsoring or endorsing any other organisation or person, or their products or services.  The NSW Police Force does not endorse or sponsor any person, organisation, product or service depicted or mentioned in the Site.

No Representation

We will use reasonable efforts to include up-to-date and accurate Content on this Site, but make no representations, warranties, or assurances as to the accuracy, currency or completeness of the Content on this Site or the availability of the services provided via this Site (the Services). We will not be liable for any loss, liability, damages or injury (including without limitation, indirect, special or consequential loss) resulting from your access to, or inability to access, this Site or use the Services, from your reliance on any Content provided on this Site or from your submission of any Content to this Site.

Third Party Sites

This Site may provide links or references to other independent third party sites but we are not responsible for the Content of such other sites and will not be liable for any damages or injury (including without limitation, indirect, special or consequential loss) arising from that Content. Any links to other sites are provided as merely a convenience to the users of this Site.


The following statement applies to the collection, use, disclosure and handling of personal information collected by New South Wales Police Force (NSW Police Force) via our Community Portal website (the Site).

As a NSW government agency, we must meet the requirements of the Privacy and Personal Information Protection Act 1998(the Act). However we are not required to comply with the Act unless the NSW Police Force is exercising administrative or educational functions.

The primary purpose of this Site is for members of the public to report minor crimes and therefore is not in the exercise of NSW Police Force’s administrative or educational functions.  Anonymous reports of crime are not permitted; we require members of the public to provide their name and contact details when reporting a crime, in order to assist us with our investigations.

Any personally identifiable information provided to this Site is governed by this Site's privacy policy.

Your Content

You will be responsible for the Content included in any communications that you submit to this Site or otherwise to NSW Police Force, including its truthfulness and accuracy. You acknowledge that, where you submit any Content to or via this Site, any statement made by you accurately sets out the evidence which you would be prepared, if necessary, to give in court as a witness. Any such statement must be true to the best of your knowledge and belief and you make it knowing that, if it is tendered in evidence, you shall be liable to prosecution if you have wilfully stated in it anything which you know to be false, or do not believe to be true.

You must ensure that any Content that you submit to the Site is not offensive, indecent, discriminatory, abusive, harassing or pornographic and does not infringe the rights, including intellectual property rights such as copyright, of any person.

Use of Your Content

You grant to NSW Police Force a non-exclusive, perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free licence (including a right of sub-licence) to access, use and reproduce any Content submitted by you to this Site, including but not limited to Content that you submit in the course of reporting a crime. This licence extends to draft versions of a crime report saved on the Site, regardless of whether you later submit a final version of such a report.

The Content and format of the Site may be changed by the NSW Police Force at any time, without notice, in its absolute discretion. This Site is intended for use by residents of Australia only. The Site and its Content are governed by the laws in force in New South Wales, Australia.

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